In speaking of our times to Ven. Mother Mariana of Jesus Torres, Our Lady prophecied: “In those
times the atmosphere will be saturated with the spirit of impurity which, like a filthy sea, will engulf the streets and public places with incredible license.… Innocence will scarcely be found in children, or modesty in women. He who should speak seasonably will remain
“... the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication,
uncleanness, immodesty, luxury... But the fruit of the Spirit is charity... modesty, continency, chastity” (Gal 5:19,22-23); and “I will therefore that men pray in every place, lifting up pure hands, without anger and contention. In like manner women also
in decent apparel: adorning themselves with modesty and sobriety, not
with plaited hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly attire, but as it becometh women professing godliness, with good works” (1Tim 2:8-10).
“... modesty foresees threatening danger, forbids us to expose
ourselves to risks, demands the avoidance of those occasions which the imprudent do not shun. It does not like impure or loose talk, it shrinks from the slightest immodesty, it carefully avoids
suspect familiarity with persons of the other sex, since it brings the soul to show due reverence to the body, as being a member of Christ and the temple of the Holy Ghost. He who possesses the
treasure of Christian modesty abominates every sin of impurity and instantly flees whenever he is tempted by its seductions” (Sacra Virginitas, no. 58).
“There is nothing wrong in being fashionable. God does not
require us to ignore the dictates of fashion so that we look grotesque! But, fashion can never be the supreme rule of conduct. There is a limit beyond which fashion can bring about the ruin of a
“Now observe, my daughter, the contrast between the
luxurious dress of many women and raiment and adornments of Jesus... Tell me: what relation do their fine shoes bear to the spikes in Jesus’ feet? The rings on their hands to the nails which
perforated His? The fashionable coiffure to the crown of thorns? The painted face to That covered with bruises? Shoulders exposed by the low-cut gown to His, all striped with Blood? Ah, but there is
a marked likeness between these worldly women and the Jews who, incited by the devil, scourged Our Lord! At the hour of such a woman’s death I think Jesus will be heard asking: ‘Cujus est imago
haec et circumscripto—Of whom is she the image?’ And the reply will be: ‘Demonii—of the devil.’ Then He will say: ‘Let her who has followed the devil’s fashions be handed over to him;
and to God, those who have imitated the modesty of Jesus and Mary."